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How to Enable Encryption (Secret Conversations) on Facebook Messenger

As of yesterday, all of Facebook's 900 million Messenger users should be able to choose to have specific chat threads use end-to-end encryption, protecting a message from all eyes except the sender and recipient. Called Secret Conversations, the feature also allows users to set messages to self-destruct anywhere between five seconds to one day. Once [...]

By | October 6th, 2016|Apps, Security|

Sweet32 Attacks Against Triple-DES (3DES) and Blowfish

Legacy ciphers such as triple-DES (3DES) and Blowfish are vulnerable to Sweet32 attacks, which let attackers decrypt HTTPS sessions even without the encryption key. Security researchers were able to use a Sweet32 attack and take authentication cookies from HTTPS-protected traffic using triple-DES (3DES) and Blowfish and recover login credentials to be able to access to [...]

By | August 25th, 2016|Attacks, Security|

How To Speed Up HTTPS Sites In Windows 10 Internet Explorer

Many sites use HTTPS to encrypt information between the client (you) and the website's server. Think about your bank websites, online stores, social media sites, etc. Almost any site that requires you to login or provide private personal information will encrypt it using HTTPS. Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10 adds support for an encryption [...]

By | August 29th, 2015|Internet|

Microsoft Allowed NSA To Bypass Encryption For Outlook.com, Skype, and SkyDrive

The first time we heard about the secret NSA projects and the PRISM program was when Edward Snowden leaked NSA documents showing how Verizon was ordered to hand over phone records. Then we heard about larger tech involvement with the US Government, listing Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, AOL, Apple, Facebook, PalTalk, Skype, and YouTube. Edward Snowden [...]

By | July 11th, 2013|Security|
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